Technical University of Munich (TUM)

Technical University of Munich (TUM)

Join one of Europe’s leading technical universities: the Technical University of Munich (TUM). Enjoy the exceptional research environment offered by a top-rated university, and make yourself at home in Munich – one of the world’s best places to live and work. TUM commands the broadest portfolio of disciplines among the German technical universities, covering natural sciences and engineering, life sciences and medicine, reinforced by schools of management, education and politics.

Research Careers

All career opportunities at TUM and how the university supports its employees:


TUM is looking for top academics with international experience and an engaging lecturing style. The university offers exceptional research and teaching facilities, a lively scientific community as well as a vibrant research environment in the Greater Munich area. TUM’s staff services make it easier for international professors and their (often dual-career) families to make themselves at home in and around Munich.

Tenure Track professorships

The TUM Faculty Tenure Track career system offers clear perspectives for promising early career scientists – with mapped-out opportunities for promotion from assistant professor to tenured associate professor and further on to full professor. Part-time models and parental leave make it easy to build up both career and family.

Postdoc opportunities

Postdoctoral researchers at TUM find an inspiring research environment coupled with excellent back-up services. We offer our postdocs a family service, professional assistance when applying for external funds, and further training and career programs.

Fellowships for outstanding scientists

Fellowships from the TUM Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) are awarded to distinguished researchers. They give them the necessary time and financial support to explore new avenues, to develop novel research areas, especially at the border between classical disciplines, and to establish intensive international collaborations with academics and industry partners.

Get a doctorate from TUM

A PhD from TUM is highly recognized by employers worldwide. Our doctoral candidates are responsible for a large part of TUM’s research output, and their supervisors are internationally known experts in their fields. They profit from interdisciplinary training and mentoring. Doctoral candidates pay no tuition fees; instead they are usually employed by the university or receive funding through a grant.

Services for our staff

TUM supports its staff with services to make themselves and their families at home in Munich, to help them acquire research funding, and to turn promising research into successful start-up companies. Moreover, there is a university sports center, a talent development program, and the Corporate Communications Center to make TUM’s research known to a wide international audience.

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